acetyl chloride

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, toxic, and fuming liquid of pungent odor, C2H3OCl, soluble in ether, acetone, and acetic acid: used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for acetyl chloride

acetyl chloride


a colourless pungent liquid used as an acetylating agent. Formula: CH 3 COClAlso called: ethanoyl chloride
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